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Major new Henry Moore exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Henry Moore, Large Two Forms, 1966–69. Photo © Jonty Wilde. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is to host a major exhibition of work by Henry Moore. More than 120 works will be on display exploring the artist's relationship with the land.

Henry Moore was born into a mining family in Castleford and was a founding patron of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. He was committed to showing his work in the open air, in particular at among the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park's former Deer Park.

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Henry Moore statue sold

A London council has decided to sell a Henry Moore sculpture worth up to twenty million pounds to help balance its books. It's currently on loan to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.

But the proposed sale of "Old Flo" as she's known has caused uproar in Yorkshire, the home of Henry Moore who was born and raised in Castleford.

A fellow Yorkshire artist tonight called for a public appeal to keep the work in the county. Chris Kiddey reports.

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Council to sell " Old Flo" statue

A Council in London has voted to sell off a twenty million pound Henry Moore sculpture. Castleford-born Henry Moore sold the work to the old London County Council in the Sixties for £6,000. But now Tower Hamlets Council want to cash in on the Draped Seated Woman, which is nicknamed " Old Flo".

Calendar spoke to Tower Hamlets' Cabinet member for environment , Councillor Shahed Ali and Sharon Ament , Director of the Museum of London after last night's controversial decision

Old Flo's fate decided

The fate of a Henry Moore Sculpture at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be decided tonight.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets Council, announced the sale last month to cope with budget cuts.

Film director Danny Boyle joined the artist's daughter, Mary Moore earlier this year to campaign against its sale.

Henry Moore's scultpture Draped, Seated Woman is under threat of being sold by a cash-strapped council to cope with budget cuts. Credit: PA Wire

If it is sold, it could leave the Yorkshire Sculpture Park altogether.

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